Pull up a chair, sit back and get comfy, folks, for the Johnny Weir-Victor Voronov divorce is going to turn into a major shit storm. The polarizing figure skater reportedly blindsided his soon-to-be ex hubby with his decision to file for divorce earlier this week. Voronov claims the dissolution of his troubled marriage came as a complete surprise, tweeting that he was “shocked by the abrupt ending of my marriage and am dealing with the trauma including multiple things I am just now becoming aware of.” So he did what anyone does while going through a painful breakup, he hired a crisis manager.
But perhaps Voronov isn’t being 100 percent honest or he’s forgetful or was optimistic the troubles between the two, which including a biting incident that landed them in court, would magically work themselves out.
TMZ Sports reports Voronov was informed by Weir he planned to divorce him prior to his departure to Sochi for his controversial NBC commentating gig during the Olympics and that Weir’s divorce documents were signed January 28. This is around the time Voronov accused his husband of biting him, an incident which resulted in a domestic abuse charge that was eventually dismissed. Voronov is also said to already be on his second attorney, which seems shockingly speedy for someone who just learned he’s about to become single two days ago. Someone isn’t telling the truth.
effort at damage control interview with Access Hollywood, Weir claims he bit his husband in self-defense. “You’d never see a mark on my body, but the damage done to me mentally was crippling.”
Not so shocking but just as shady is TMZ’s report that reps for Voronov contacted Weir’s lawyer claiming a media outlet had offered money for an interview, which he’d be happy to decline — as long as Weir pays him $25,000 for lawyers fees, plus support. It looks as if Voronov has finally learned to bite back, although his reps told TMZ the request for money is not connected to the interview.
Weir isn’t willing to settle for the silver in this competition, however. He’s asked the judge to make Voronov pay his lawyer’s fees and all other costs connected to the divorce.
If I was in a relationship with someone who is so immature that in anger bites you, I wouldn’t have dropped those abuse charges and I would have lawyered up and sued for divorce first. Victor should be happy to be getting away from that 24/7 drama queen.
Oh, for crissakes! Marriage Equality is hardly off the ground, and here we have the first of the short-marriage-douchebag-drama-queen highly publicized divorces, providing homophobic critics with even more fodder! The right to marry for long-term couples is a great thing, but I predict this sort of mess is going to become all too frequently common.
Marriages are difficult to all sexes and orientations. Straight people know how to bite too.
This is no big deal. Gay or straight, marriage is almost impossible.
@DickieJohnson: Well in a backhanded way I suppose this is an expression of true equality, isn’t it? Immature people come in all orientations–should we really expect gay and lesbian marriages to be any more solid or enduring than straight ones?
I wouldn’t worry about the homophobic naysayers, Dickie. They’re going to rag on us no matter what. We could all be on our best behavior and they’d just make stuff up.
@Lazycrockett: Don’t knock biting. When you are attacked by surprise and overwhelmed by strength a good bite can scare the shit out of your attacker!
@LadyL: I must admit, you are correct. It’s just that I, like numerous others, am so sick of this particular DQ, I’d hoped he’d just go away, post-Olympics. Even if we don’t read the future posts/articles, this’ll be all in-your-face. GAWD!
Y’know, it’s unfortunate that it didn’t work out between the two of them. Breakups suck. But parading around on Access Hollywood to spill juicy dramatic deets about your relationship is just stupid to me. Yeah yeah he’s a celebrity and yeah yeah you can make a case about how gays divorcing just means that gays are like normal people too but a highly publicized gay divorce is only going to fuel the anti-gay marriage crowd.
Neither one of them have much in the way of money and both are attention hogs. Johnny Weir being mentally tortured? Every time I see him on tv or hear that ratchet voice, I am tortured. Where is my check. Victor should have kept those abuse charges pending. Since he said they have experienced fellatio, then at just that precise moment he should have said take this bitch and jerked his hips forward while holding the back of Johnny’s head. LOL That would have made good ole John fall in love all over again. LOL
Johnny is getting really ugly. Not that he was ever hot but ewww. I think its just his personality and his antics. The way you behave can affect how you are perceived physically. My first ever true feelings of romantic attraction were for a guy who initially did absolutely nothing for me (if I am going to be honest he frankly repelled me), but in the end his sweet attitude had me so smitten that I wound up thinking he was the hottest thing since sliced bread and have ever since found his physical type to be attractive.
“”Weir claims he bit his husband in self-defense. “You’d never see a mark on my body, but the damage done to me mentally was crippling.””
So Weir admitted that Voronov never touched him and he physically assaulted him.
And the case was only dismissed because Voronov asked for it to be dismissed. Sounds like Weir didn’t tell him about the divorce to get him to drop the case then dumped him right after.
Now that Weir is getting divorced, since he is so fond of defending Russia why doesn’t he move there and see just how wonderful it is to be gay there.
its obvious Weir was and IS too Immature for Marriage…..just because you can marry..doesn’t mean you should……married 4yrs, together 14yrs.
I hate overabused catchphrases that propagate like herpes, but Lady Weir is quite literally the definition of a “hot mess”. I don’t know. Maybe her husband woke up from some coke bender and suddenly thought: dafuq? It’s probably the best, but I do cringe that this is going to be dragged through the media circus for the infotainment of the ignorant masses.
they’re not gay, it was a traditional hetero marriage between a man and trans woman
One need only add a “do” to the end of Weir’s name to solve the equation. And I believe “Voronov” is Russian for “gold-digger.”
@BJ McFrisky: A “weir” was actually an old-time device that was constructed in a stream in order to catch fish. Maybe there’s a joke in there somewhere…
The picture says it all. Weir not really noticing anything around him except for staring straight into the cameral and mentlaly shouting “LOOK AT ME!”
@alphang: You’re right. Just because one CAN do something does not mean one SHOULD. All of these disposable marriages make a mockery of the fight for marriage equality. Dating someone for eight months does not mean this is the one you marry.
@BJ McFrisky: Not sure about that. Voronov has a law degree from Georgetown, and practices [entertainment?] law in New York City. Attorneys in NYC aren’t exactly poor. On the other hand, Weir doesn’t have a steady job. His stint on NBC wasn’t exactly a hit and do you know anyone who actually wears his clothes? If there is a golddigger, it’s more likely Weir.
For what it’s worth, Voronov has an impressive Linkedin page. Dean’s List, 1480/1600 SAT, 176/180 LSAT, etc.
@alphang: While I agree with you, it’s worth noting that gay divorces was one of selling points of gay marriage in NYC. Many touted how much money gay marriages would bring to the city, and that included divorce attorneys. In fact, I uploaded such a panel discussion on Youtube.
Wow, the couple was recently on the Bethenny show talking about domestic bliss and how Voronov was closeted until a month before their wedding. Video below. Actually, there is no date so I don’t know how recent the interview is.
As for Voronov, he apparently bulldozed out of the closet after their 2011 marriage. Look at all the gay causes and projects he participated in soon after. And dang, the guy’s intelligent: Georgetown law degree, Dean’s list, 1480/1600 SAT, 176/180 LSAT, etc. Seem like quite the catch.
He should probably remove “Weir” from his name…
Alan down in Florida
@DickieJohnson: Hardly the first – let’s not forget Cheyenne Jackson’s divorce.
@Bryguyf69: Yes all that qualification but according to Weir, after they got married Voronov was not working or contributing any money. Voronov or his lawyer or his crisis manager admitted that that’s the case–they said he was basically a house husband.
Here’s his quote: “”I was supporting two people, and whether it seems like a big deal or not, I come from a lower-middle-class family that has had to work no matter what,” Weir said. “If you can’t be an attorney this week, then you better go get a job next week, otherwise the bills won’t get paid. I had to travel to work, to support myself and support my family.”
Supposedly what started the biting incident was a fight over money that later turned into a fight over sex (and Johnny saying no to it). But Johnny has claimed Voronov has hit him but apparently left no biting marks or scars.
The saga continues today as TMZ latest headline is Weir takes dog as sobbing husband watches. What a mess.
I should clarify, Johnny Weir did not use the term sex with husband. He referred to it as his husband asking “to lay with him in the biblical sense.”
Voronov should have known he was getting involved with a wackjob’s wackjob. Biting is part of that hellish gig. Did he think he was going to ride some kind of has-been Johnny Weir money-train? Thing again, Dorothy. Johnny siding with the Soviets, er, I mean Russians in the “we hate gays” shitstorm makes we want to get a poisonous snake to bite him.
Voronov is “on his second attorney.” Good for him. He’s had a vapid figure skater, get someone with brains an drive.
This cracked me up the most: Weir claims he bit his husband in self-defense. “You’d never see a mark on my body, but the damage done to me mentally was crippling.”
THAT explains why Weir is a MENTAL CRIPPLE.
@DickieJohnson: with marriage equality comes divorce equality. Anti-equality forces don’t need any additional fodder they just make up stuff anyway and divorce is one of the last things they would use because it’s so common among straights. This divorce however, seems especially sad though because Victor and Johnny seemed so deserving of each other. Inmarsat
One has to wonder what direction the comments would had gone had Johnny boycotted Sochi and did everything the gay community wanted him to. Seems the majority of people posting support on Voronov’s twitter are using Weir’s pro Russian comments as a valid excuse to justify marital rape, emotional abuse, threats and theft.
@DickieJohnson: LOL– I know sweetie, I know…
@JennyFromdabloc: I agree in theory, but I have to admit I understand the rush to marry. Legal marriage had been denied us and now people are giddy at the chance to legally set up house and plan families just like their straight siblings and friends. It figures that a few are going to crash and burn (just like our straight siblings and friends).
@Alan down in Florida: Cheyenne Jackson’s divorce was mostly under the radar. Heck, unless you’re gay or into Broadway musicals, most Americans don’t even know who he is. On the other hand, Weir was just on the Olympics and he’s a limelight whore. Heck, Weir and Voronov did multiple interviews as a couple, including a TV interview on Bethenny. See above for link. This is gay divorce on a whole level…
@modernfamilyfan: Don’t know about others but my distaste for Weir has nothing to do with his politics. He’s such a superficial airhead that I’d dismiss his political opinions, no matter what they are. I simply ask myself who I’d rather dine with, and have as a friend. And I ask who has done more for the community. I, for one, don’t like associating with people who needs to outshine others. Weir is the ultimate Limelight Whore. And based on Weir’s own assessment, Voronov is incredibly intelligent, i.e. 1480 on the SAT. Definitely someone I’d prefer as a dining (and life) partner — and representative of the LFBT community. Finally, ever since coming out in 2011, he’s been involved in lots of gay volunteer work. Weir was widely criticized for doing little for the community when he first came out. In fact, I don’t know of anything he’s done to date.
@xzall: wrote “Supposedly what started the biting incident was a fight over money that later turned into a fight over sex (and Johnny saying no to it). But Johnny has claimed Voronov has hit him but apparently left no biting marks or scars.”
My interpretation of what Weir said is that Voronov was emotionally abusive, thus left no scars. I did not feel that he was physically abusive. Here is the quote, “You’d never see a mark on my body, but the damage done to me mentally was crippling.” Weir is a high maintenance drama queen so not getting enough attention might be enough to “cripple” him mentally. Accusations aside, the two most semi-objective charges are that Weir physically assaulted Voronov and Voronov didn’t have an outside income. Everything else came from Weir, whose histrionics make the accusations suspect. As for being a stay-at-home husband, that might have resulted from a prior agreement. Weir did say on his Bravo show that he wanted someone who can take care of his domestic needs when he worked. I don’t know, but it seems strange that Voronov would want to waste his NY bar license for no reason.
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